Tuesday 7th April, 7.00pm
This week Archaeologist Gerry McColskey who heads up Connemara Safariwalking and Island Hopping Tours is taking on an apprentice.
From it’s base in Clifden, Connemara Safari has been taking visitors island hopping and walking the remote islands of Connemara and the west of Ireland for 15 years. The walks take in some of the most breathtakingly beautiful scenery in the West and introduces visitors to the magic of Island life on Inish Bofin, Inish Turk and Clare Island.
Through his knowledge of history, his relationship with the people of the Islands and his skill as an Archaeologist Gerry offers his visitors a unique experience.
Gerry and his business partner hotelier Brian Hughes will be taking their apprentice on a five-day tour with a group of their customers and passing on the secrets of their success.
Terry Lambert from Dublin is looking to change his life and turn his passion for walking into a new career; he is at the very early stages of establishing his own walking tours operation, HilltopTreks. While Terry feels he has the drive to pursue a walking tours business making the change from IT consultant to tour operator is a big leap.
Over the course of his time with Connemara Safari Gerry and Brian will challenge him constantly to see if he has what it takes to make it in their line of business. He has much to learn from his Master to move beyond simply taking people for a walk to organising and running a walking holidays business.
Can Terry cater to the needs of a group of their customers, get everyone moved from Island to Island, entertain the walkers and the locals on Inis Turk, and lead up the entire walking tour for a day on Clare Island taking on the role of Gerry and imparting to the walkers the history of the Island?